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June 27, 2011

All-Star Gala set at National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 12

—  The tradition that is baseball’s Mid-Summer Classic is like none other in sports.

But for fans who can’t make it to Chase Field in Phoenix, the tradition that has become the Hall of Fame’s All-Star Gala brings baseball’s best to baseball’s home.

Cooperstown-area visitors and central New Yorkers can watch the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in style at the All-Star Gala at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, July 12. Fans can enjoy the game in  ballpark seating in the Hall ofFame’s Grandstand Theater as they watch Fox’s live television coverage from Phoenix.

According to a HOF media release, The Hall of Fame All- Star Gala provides an evening of family entertainment with prizes, snacks and more for baseball fans of every age. Doors to the Grandstand Theater open at 7:30 p.m., with game coverage beginning at 8 p.m.

The release said, fans will be treated to hot dogs and ballpark- style snacks, along with a limited edition commemorative All-Star Gala button for all guests in attendance. Scorecards will be distributed to fans, and official All-Star Game programs will be available for purchase. During the game’s inning breaks, fans will be able to compete in a variety of games and trivia contests  for an opportunity to win doorprizes.

Tickets to the All-Star Gala  are available to participants ithe Hall of Fame’s Membership Program and cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be reserved in advance.